SK 2nd F3iversary and a Starting Line take over of the Firehouse AO
QIC: Script Kiddie
PAX (3): Janeway, Script Kiddie, Sirmixalot
July 6th 2020 I showed up at Matt Park to find out what this thing called F3 was all about, thanks to Mouth2Mouth, my friend/F3 brother EHing me to get past my sad clown status, that and the fact I was weeks away from my 50th Bday and was about 70 pounds north of healthy 270ish lbs.
Flash forward to today where I am now a world away from where I was then, in every aspect of my life, I am nowhere near where I want to be but a far cry from where I was, on that day, and I have learned that life is a journey with each day having its challenges with victories and defeats that lead us to be a better man/leader/father/husband/friend. I do not always get it right but the key is learning from my mistakes and failures and work on being the person the people around me and the skyQ needs me to be.
Now on to today this morning, with vacations, COVID and other sicknesses along Dunnshire’s 2.0 prepping for surgery and lightning near the AO it caused the PAX count to be 3, oddly enough it was the Starting Line crew of SirMixalot, Janeway, and myself that made it out to celebrate my 2 year F3iversary.
No pre-run just me roaming the parking lot finalizing the planned events of the morning. As the starting time got closer, I pulled out the shovel flag and planted the Starting Line flag as SirMixalot pulled in with Janeway arriving soon after. And with all that it was time for the BD to begin.
Let the games begin!
With a quick mosey around to the normal spot and then up the hill we were set for the warm up
That got the warm up done now on to the Thangs
My first BD was nothing but 11s so with the first Thang I wanted to repeat the start of my inaugural BD and the to exercises we did on that day and today which were merkins and burpees
Merkins & Burpees
Once that was done I always like to add in DORAs to my F3iversary Q due to the fact that we are never in this alone, we always have a brother there to help push/encourage us.
Grabbed a coupon from the pile and here were the exercises
200 Revers LBCs
300 jump squats
With one PAX running and the other 2 doing the reps
With that done and me wanting to add one more 11s before the BD completed we headed to the pavilion and the last round of 11s
This is another one I did at my first BD and it was a no run 11 thang, just do Dips and step ups(alpha count) with no running.
And with that complete the BD was done
Prayers for Komrad as he takes on a new leadership role
I forgot to mention it but will be praying for Dunshire’s 2.0 as she prepares for another surgery today.
Simple do not give up, from the time I started F3 to today there has been many changes/growth in who I am. I know I am no where near where I want to be and I have to work do for sure, but with the men of F3, and a focus on “staying the course” day by day we all can get a bit closer to who we are meant to be.
Coffee was drank and conversations were had.. I recapped my struggle to find my missing keys and the crazy saga to replace 2 toilets in my house and other topics were discussed
I cannot stress enough how blessed I am by the men of F3 and even though there were only 3 today there are so many other HIM that have helped encourage/push me, even some that just pop in occasionally like Valley girl, that was just at Starting Line leading the BD and giving me a much needed mental boost. The 2 HIM (SirMixalot & Janeway) that showed up to celebrate today, and others like Ace, Suarez, Lightwieght, Dunshire, it was a great year!
Year 2 done, now let’s see what year 3 holds, and in the immortal words of Capt. Jean-Luc Picard.